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Looking for Shocks and new to the forum.

Hey All I just purchased a 2000 7.3 F350 Lariat crew cab single rear wheel short bed. It already has a leveling kit which i'm guessing is a 2.5". The shocks on it are the RSX 17072 in rear, RSX 17071 in front and FTS 7001 stabilizer. Most of my shocks are shot and I'm looking to up grade them including my stabilizer. I see most say go with the Bilstein shocks so I'm going to ask for ya'll advice and on size (part numbers please). I would say for now most of my driving will be pavement so looking for the best ride and handling. I will also need to go through the front end but I will tackle that another day.
Thanks for any advice!
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Hey All I just purchased a 2000 7.3 F350 Lariat crew cab single rear wheel short bed. It already has a leveling kit which i'm guessing is a 2.5". The shocks on it are the RSX 17072 in rear, RSX 17071 in front and FTS 7001 stabilizer. Most of my shocks are shot and I'm looking to up grade them including my stabilizer. I see most say go with the Bilstein shocks so I'm going to ask for ya'll advice and on size (part numbers please). I would say for now most of my driving will be pavement so looking for the best ride and handling. I will also need to go through the front end but I will tackle that another day.
Thanks for any advice!
Bump I know someone has a good riding SD
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Bump I know someone has a good riding SD
Yeah that's not gonna happen haha

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Nobody expects a good "ride" from a SD That's not what they're all about...

Shocks on a truck are more about handling than ride. Bad shocks are just Dangerous! If you need to make an Emergency maneuver on the road with your truck (especially with a load) the difference between ending up "in the ditch" or "on the road" might well be your shocks!

I replaced mine with Monroe Reflex. They are a Very good, Lifetime, Gas shock that are 1/2 the price of the Bilsteins and, IMHO, just as good. I got them from Amazon for @$150 with the steering stabilizer and I think they were FT-Part Number 911195 RE-Part Number 911196 (but you should check to be sure on that )
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You can get a very good ride quality from any Ford if you use the correct combination of parts.

PM me if I can help..
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